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Literatura y lingüística

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LONCON ANTILEO, Elisa. THE DERIVATION AND WORS CLASS CHANGE IN MAPUDUNGUN. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2013, n.27, pp.153-170. ISSN 0716-5811.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-58112013000100009.

This study examines the active and productive process of word classes changing in Mapudungun through derivation processes; that word formation process consists of a verbal lexeme, noun, adjective, or adverb linked to a derivational suffix. This is a descriptive study which follows the typological perspective of word class formation. The hypothesis establishes that words in mapuche language, mainly the open classes, under go certain morphological and syntactic processes that enable the change of word classes in either three ways: the intervention of some derivational suffix, polysemic properties of derivational suffixes, or the change of word order. While the most productive processes of word formation often are composition and derivation; due to length reasons this article will focus on the derivation process only.

Keywords : typology; word classes; derivation process.

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